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Publisher's Summary

In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment". Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best."
Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated; some in the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine will raise serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result - better, cheaper, and more humane health care for all - will be worth it.
©2015 Eric Topol (P)2015 Tantor
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"Dr. Eric Topol is a pioneer of the medicine of the future and the future is now! Read this book and empower yourself for total well-being." ---Deepak Chopra
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5 out of 5 stars
By Trent on 07-12-15

I began as a sceptic but now I'm convinced

As a medical school hopeful I regard this as one of the most inspiring books I've ever read/listened to. I began as a sceptic but am now convinced that democratized medicine is inevitable and worthwhile.

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20 of 23 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Andy on 01-25-15

the future is here

Terrific overview of how technology available today, coupled with a mindset shift in clinician thinking, can go a long way towards improving health care for all.

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14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By A on 02-04-15

Waste of time.

Could have been summarised in 5 mins. I did not find it as informative as I had hoped. Just my opinion.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-14-16

Inspiring look into the future of medicine

I loved the book, it was very well written and read.
Not all the points adressed in the book may develop as they are written here but it is certainly an interessting review of where healthcare is heading.

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